Co-operative Spirit Awards

 

The Co-operative Spirit awards recognizes and celebrates both individual and organizational commitment and contribution to the co-operative movement and to the social, environmental and economic well-being of the province.

Since their inception in 1999, close to 130 individuals and organizations have received a Spirit Award from the Ontario Co-operative Association. View the full list of past recipients, or check out some our past winners receiving their award on our You Tube channel!

The awards are generally held every two years but nominations are always open. Nominators can be individuals or organizations (i.e., Ontario co-operatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, or sector organizations and their staff, board or volunteers) that are Members or Members of Member Organization (MOMO) of the Ontario Co-operative Association. Nominators can submit nominations in more than one category. Recipients are chosen by a selection panel, consisting of at least three individuals who are familiar with Ontario’s co-operative sector, and who are not OCA staff.


2021 Spirit Awards

We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Spirit Award Recipients, Sara Bertens (individual) and St. James Town Community Co-operative (organization)! Please view the media release (below) to learn more about them. The Spirit Awards will be presented at the OCA virtual Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

 If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ross at [email protected] or at 888.745.5521 x 22.

 

 

 

Sara Bertens and St. James Town Community Co-op to be Honoured with Co-operative Spirit Award

Media Release

Sara Bertens and St. James Town Community Co-op to be Honoured with Co-operative Spirit Award